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Book Launch—The Wall and the Gate: Israel, Palestine, and the Legal Battle for Human Rights

  • When
  • February 08, 2018
    12:15–2:00 p.m.
  • Where
  • Open Society Foundations–New York
    224 West 57th Street
    New York, NY 10019
    United States of America
  • Speakers
  • Rabbi Jill Jacobs and Michael Sfard
  • Programs
  • Open Society Fellowship Program

Israel, Palestine, and the Legal Battle for Human Rights

Voices

One of Israel’s preeminent human rights litigators, Michael Sfard has worked for decades to hold Israel accountable for crimes arising from its occupation of Palestinian territory. In his powerful and riveting new book The Wall and the Gate: Israel, Palestine, and the Legal Battle for Human Rights, Sfard revisits the landmark cases he and others have brought on behalf of Palestinian farmers, homeowners, students, and activists, and confronts the dilemma facing human rights defenders who challenge abuses using the abusing country’s own legal institutions: Has a generation of legal action against the occupation actually served to bolster its legitimacy?

Please join the Open Society Foundations for a conversation with Michael Sfard and Rabbi Jill Jacobs.

Speakers

  • RJ

    Rabbi Jill Jacobs

    Speaker

    Rabbi Jill Jacobs is the executive director of T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights.

  • MS

    Michael Sfard

    Speaker

    Michael Sfard, a renowned human rights litigator and author of The Gate and The Wall: Israel, Palestine, and The Legal Battle for Human Rights, was an Open Society Fellow in 2014.

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